The List - 1965by mike-h-kay | created - 13 May 2018 | updated - 13 May 2018 | Public
Favorite movies of 1965 in order of most favorite to least (but I like them all!)
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3. Thunderball (1965)
PG | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
James Bond heads to the Bahamas to recover two nuclear warheads stolen by S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Agent Emilio Largo in an international extortion scheme.
Votes: 95,746 | Gross: $63.60M
6. In Harm's Way (1965)
Approved | 165 min | Drama, War
A Naval officer, reprimanded after Pearl Harbor, is later promoted to Rear Admiral and gets a second chance to prove himself against the Japanese.
Votes: 7,358 | Gross: $4.20M
8. The Sons of Katie Elder (1965)
Not Rated | 122 min | Western
Ranch owner Katie Elder's four sons determine to avenge the murder of their father and the swindling of their mother.
Votes: 12,993 | Gross: $13.33M
11. The Spy Who Came In from the Cold (1965)
Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Thriller
British agent Alec Leamas refuses to come in from the Cold War during the 1960s, choosing to face another mission, which may prove to be his final one.
12. The Ipcress File (1965)
Not Rated | 109 min | Thriller
In London, a counter espionage Agent deals with his own bureaucracy while investigating the kidnapping and brainwashing of British scientists.
13. Sands of the Kalahari (1965)
Approved | 119 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
After a small aircraft crashes in the Kalahari Desert, one of the seven passengers decides that his survival chances would increase if he would eliminate the other men in the group.
14. The Bedford Incident (1965)
Approved | 102 min | Drama, Thriller
An American destroyer Captain is determined to confront a Soviet submarine caught violating territorial waters. Perhaps too determined.
15. The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)
Not Rated | 142 min | Adventure, Drama
After a plane crash in the Sahara, one of the survivors says he's an airplane designer and they can make a flyable plane from the wreckage.
16. Doctor Zhivago (1965)
PG-13 | 197 min | Drama, Romance, War
The life of a Russian physician and poet who, although married to another, falls in love with a political activist's wife and experiences hardship during World War I and then the October Revolution.
Votes: 64,591 | Gross: $111.72M
17. Crack in the World (1965)
Not Rated | 96 min | Sci-Fi
A dying scientist pushes forward his project to tap through to the Earth's magma layer, with results that threaten to destroy the Earth as we know it.
18. The Great Race (1965)
Passed | 160 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
In the early 20th century, two rivals, the heroic Leslie and the despicable Professor Fate, engage in an epic automobile race from New York to Paris.
Votes: 14,792 | Gross: $25.33M
20. The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
G | 260 min | Biography, Drama, History
An all-star, large scale epic film that chronicles the life and ministry of Jesus Christ.
Votes: 7,980 | Gross: $15.47M
21. King Rat (1965)
Approved | 134 min | Drama, War
Fast-taking wheeler-dealer Corporal King (George Segal), in a Malaysian P.O.W. camp during World War II, uses bribery and larceny to take de facto control of the camp from his senior officers.
22. The Hill (1965)
Approved | 123 min | Drama, War
In a North African military prison during World War II, five new prisoners struggle to survive in the face of brutal punishment and sadistic guards.
24. The Sandpiper (1965)
TV-14 | 117 min | Drama
A free-spirited single mother forms a connection with the wed headmaster of an Episcopal boarding school in California.
Votes: 2,618 | Gross: $15.26M
26. Shenandoah (1965)
Approved | 105 min | Drama, War, Western
During the Civil War, a Virginia farmer and his family vow to remain neutral, but one of the sons is captured by Union soldiers, sending the farmer to his rescue.
27. What's New Pussycat (1965)
Approved | 108 min | Comedy
A playboy who refuses to give up his hedonistic lifestyle to settle down and marry his true love seeks help from a demented psychoanalyst who is having romantic problems of his own.
Votes: 8,927 | Gross: $18.82M
28. That Darn Cat! (1965)
Approved | 116 min | Comedy, Crime, Family
After a kidnapped bank teller uses a neighbor's wandering cat to send an SOS, the FBI assigns a cat-allergic agent to the case.
Votes: 5,052 | Gross: $28.06M
29. Beach Blanket Bingo (1965)
Unrated | 98 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
In the fourth of the highly successful Frankie and Annette beach party movies, a motorcycle gang led by Eric Von Zipper kidnaps singing star Sugar Kane managed by Bullets, who hires ... See full summary »
31. Harum Scarum (1965)
Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical
American singer Johnny Tyrone is enlisted by sinister forces to assassinate an Arab king whose daughter he has fallen in love with.